Classic Photo: Kobe Bryant Takes Flight in Air Jordan 12 French Blue

Ray P

The return of the Air Jordan 12 French Blue is bigger than just your average retro.

It’s one of the few Air Jordans that Kobe Bryant wore on court prior to earning his own Nike signature shoe.

Is it a coincidence that the French Blue’s are dropping the same year Kobe Bryant retires? Who knows. But it’s a cool memory indeed.

In the photo above, a young Kobe Bryant is catching some serious air time over Jason Richardson of the Golden State Warriors. The throwback Lakers jersey matches perfect with the French Blue 12s.

My what a difference 12 years makes. In 2004 the Lakers were at the top of their game, while the Warriors were at their worst. The story is completely opposite now in 2016.

The Air Jordan 12 French Blue Remastered retro release date is April 2nd. Retail price is set at $190.